Government of Osun State through the Ministry Of Local Government and Chieftaincy has insisted that no amounts of pressure from aggrieved people of Ikirun can change their direction on installing new Akirun.
Reacting to different protests stagged by different groups in the ancient town calling for a hold on the process to install Prince Olalekan Akadir as the new Akirun ,Special Adviser to Governor Gboyega Oyetola, Honorable Razak Adeosun said the government will never be distracted.
Speaking on Frank Talk of Rave FM, Osogbo, on Tuesday , Adeosun said the Local Government and Chieftaincy is acting based on reports from Ifelodun Local Government Area, Osun.
According to the governor’s aide “The role of the ministry is to make sure that the selection process is done in line with the dictates and the clair letters of the chiefs law.
“Our role as the ministry is to supervise and to ensure that everything is done in compliance with the chiefs law.
“We had initialy written to the local government to go to the Gbolerun ruling house, because by the chieftaincy declaration of Ikirun, the Gbolerun ruling house was to take their turn .
“Within a week of writing this letter we got a court order asking us to stop every process and we stopped, only for us to receive letter another court judgement after several weeks asking us to go to the next ruling house and we complied by going to Obaara ruling house.
“And the local government file a report that they have done their selection.”
Adeosun affirmed that the Osun government will approve the selection of Oba-elect , Prince Olalekan Alkadir as the new Akirun based on local government report submitted to his ministry.
He , however, maintained that only court can change his ministry direction, saying “what anybody can achieve with the chiefs law is what the Local Government and Chieftaincy Ministry will do.”
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